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Where Does It Hurt?

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Back & Neck

The spine runs from the back of the neck to the lower back and can be painful and stiff from problems such as arthritis and muscle stress.


These ball-and-socket joints move in almost all directions. Shoulders are prone to arthritis injury and fracture.


Elbows can be affected by arthritis and repetitive use that can mean ongoing pain and stiffness.


These ball-and-socket joints move in almost all directions. Arthritis and osteoporosis can mean pain, stiffness or fracture.

Wrists, Hands & Fingers

Wrist, hand and finger joints are among the most important joints for performing daily activities.


The largest joints in the body, like the knees, are vulnerable to injury and arthritis.


The ankle is a complex joint with many moving parts, making it vulnerable to injury and arthritis.

Foot, Heel & Toe

As the foundation of the body, feet bear the brunt of the weight. Arthritis and impact-related injuries are common in feet.

Wrist, Hand & Finger Pain

Stiff, painful hands can really interfere with your daily life. Here’s information on how to get your hands moving again.

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Hand and Wrist Injury

Common and some not-so-common injuries of the small joints of the hands and wrists.

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Hip Pain

Hip arthritis or injuries can put you out of commission. Discover how the hip works and how to keep it healthy.

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Why Your Hips Hurt

Learn more about three common causes of hip pain: osteoarthritis, tendinitis and bursitis.

Hip Anatomy

An inside look at the structure of the hip.

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Knee Pain

The knee is one of the most common spots for arthritis to develop. Understanding this important joint can help keep it moving.

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Foot, Heel & Toe Pain

Our feet take a beating on a daily basis. From common injuries to the effects of arthritis, get the facts on foot, heel or toe problems.

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